Seven people were shot Monday afternoon in two separate scenes in Half Moon Bay, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
Four victims were found dead at around 2:22 p.m. in the 12700 block of Cabrillo Freeway, the sheriff’s office said. Another victim was taken to Stanford Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Shortly after that discovery, three more victims were found dead at a separate scene in the area, according to the sheriff’s office.
The suspect, Chunli Zhao, 67, a Half Moon Bay resident, was taken into custody after being found in his car in the parking lot of the Half Moon Bay substation around 4:40 p.m., the sheriff’s office said. He was taken into security custody and a weapon was found in his car.
Half Moon Bay Councilman Debbie Ruddock said the victims were Chinese farm workers.
Resident Tom Watson described the “horrific” and “disturbing” sights following Monday’s deadly shooting in Half Moon Bay that left at least seven people dead.
The motive for the shooting is under investigation.
A Family Reunion Center has been established at IDES Hall at 735 Main St. In Half Moon Bay.
Additional information was not immediately available.
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